Belmont, August, 1813-1890

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American banker and financier, U.S. minister to the Netherlands, and a leading Democratic political leader. At the outbreak of the American Civil War, he vigorously supported the Union and helped raise the first German regiment sent from New York City. Daniel Edgar Sickles was a U.S. Representative from the State of New York (1857-1861 and 1893-1895).

From the description of August Belmont letter, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 711208279

Banker and diplomat.

From the description of August Belmont correspondence, 1861-1872. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450615

American banker, author, and businessman.

From the description of Letter, 1887. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83412734

August Belmont (1813-1890) was a financier, sportsman, politician, and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He emigrated to the United States in 1837 and founded the banking house August Belmont & Co. His political career began with his campaign work for James Buchanan, and later he worked with such prominent figures as Stephen A. Douglas and Thurlow Weed; he also corresponded with President Lincoln regarding economics and foreign interests during the Civil War. His other pursuits included social entertaining, his patronage of the arts and horse racing, in particular the latter which is evidenced by the eponymous Belmont Stakes.

From the guide to the August Belmont Letter, 1860, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

August Belmont, a German immigrant to the United States, was a financier and diplomat of New York City. In 1849, he married Caroline Slidell Perry. Captain W. I. Slidell, a Federal officer on the staff of General Wheaton, was the son of Thomas Slidell (1805-1864), chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court (1846-1865) and nephew of John Slidell (1793-1871), United States senator (1853-1861).

From the description of August Belmont letter, 1863 Sept. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122608027

American banker.

From the description of Signature cut from the register of Brown's Hotel, Washington, 1857 Nov. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270905801

August Belmont (1816-1890) was an American banker, diplomat and patron of the arts.

From the description of August Belmont papers, 1853-1887. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122534114

From the guide to the August Belmont note, 1859, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

From the guide to the August Belmont papers, 1853-1887, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

U.S. banker and diplomat.

From the description of Document draft, undated. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28985856

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referencedIn Beals, Jessie Tarbox. Photographs, 1896-1941 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Belmont, August, 1853-1924. Papers, 1827-1965. Library of Congress
referencedIn Farmers' Loan and Trust Company records, 1829-1866. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Belmont, August, 1813-1890. Document draft, undated. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Hemment, John C. Photographic collection, 1885-1908. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky Guide Project Office
referencedIn Belmont, August, 1853-1924. Papers of August Belmont, 1827-1965 (bulk 1909-1924). Library of Congress
referencedIn Pach Brothers Portrait Photograph Collection, 1867-1947, undated (bulk 1880-1940) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Hettrick, John T., 1868-. reminiscences of John T. Hettrick : oral history, 1949. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858. Addresses and family papers, 1857-1874. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Belmont family. Belmont family papers, 1799-1930. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898. Thomas F. Bayard papers, 1780-1899 (bulk 1860-1898). Library of Congress
creatorOf Werner, M. R. (Morris Robert), 1897-1981. Morris Werner papers, 1920-1981, bulk(1940-1950) New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf August Belmont papers, 1853-1887 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Frost family. Frost family papers, 1710-1923 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858. Correspondence, 1812-1878. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Farmers' Loan and Trust Company. Farmers' Loan and Trust Company records, 1829-1866. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Belmont, August, 1813-1890. August Belmont papers, 1853-1887. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Belmont Family Papers, 1799-1930. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949. Houghton Library.
creatorOf New York Yacht Club. Tribute to Commodore J. Pierpont Morgan and Captain C. Olive Iselin for their defense of the America's Cup upon the occasion of the challenge of the Royal Ulster Yacht Club : New York : calligraphic manuscript by Tiffany & Co., 1900 Feb. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn William J. Arkell Collection, 1881-1894 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Belmont, August, 1813-1890. August Belmont correspondence, 1861-1872. Library of Congress
referencedIn Flagg, Azariah C. (Azariah Cutting), 1790-1873. Azariah C. Flagg letters, 1840-1844 (bulk 1843-1844). New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Powell, W. H. (William Henry), 1823-1879. Full length portrait of Washington Irving in his library at Sunnyside : Subscription list, [186-]. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Belmont, August, 1816-1890. Telegram signed : New York, to Pierpont Morgan, 1890 Apr. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Morris Werner papers, 1920-1981, 1940-1950 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf August Belmont note, 1859 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Belmont, August, 1813-1890. August Belmont letter, undated. American Jewish Archives
creatorOf Belmont, August, 1813-1890. August Belmont letter, 1863 Sept. 10. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Robbins, Henry Clay, 1836-. Papers, 1860-1885. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865. Papers, 1812-1865. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Max James Kohler Papers, 1765-1963 (bulk 1888-1935) American Jewish Historical Society
creatorOf Belmont, August, 1816-1890. Signature cut from the register of Brown's Hotel, Washington, 1857 Nov. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Mount, William Sidney, 1808-1868. Papers, 1830-1874. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn George Nicholas Sanders Family Papers, 1833-1973, (bulk 1833-1900) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf August Belmont Letter, 1860 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Sears, Louis Martin, 1885-. The Louis Martin Sears Papers, 1911-1960 (inclusive), 1928-1958 (bulk). Purdue University Library
referencedIn Thomas F. Bayard Papers, 1780-1899, (bulk 1860-1889) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Corcoran, W. W. (William Wilson), 1798-1888. W.W. Corcoran papers, 1791-1896 (bulk 1849-1888). Library of Congress
creatorOf Belmont, August, 1813-1890. Letter, 1887. American Primers
referencedIn Clark, Robert Sterling, 1877-1956. Sterling and Francine Clark Papers: Reading Library, 1707-1961. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, The Clark
referencedIn Sanford, John, 1851-1939. Scrapbooks, 1890-1930. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky Guide Project Office
referencedIn Barlow, Samuel L. M. (Samuel Latham Mitchill), 1826-1889. Papers of Samuel L. M. Barlow, 1776-1905 (bulk 1885-1889). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn United States. War Dept. Letter : Washington, D.C., to R.J. Walker, [Washington, D.C.], 1848 July 7. Newberry Library
creatorOf Belmont, August, 1813-1890. Letter to David Ames Wells, 1878. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Hale, Augustin W., 1814-1902. Augustin W. Hale papers, 1775-1909 bulk (1830-1859). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Evarts family. Evarts family papers, 1753-1960 (inclusive), 1798-1901 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Morton, Bliss & Company. Records, 1876-1899. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Marcy, William L. (William Learned), 1786-1857. William L. Marcy papers, 1806-1930 (bulk 1806-1857). Library of Congress
referencedIn Morrill, Lot M. (Lot Myrick), 1812-1883. Lot M. Morrill papers, 1852-1894. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Belmont, August, 1813-1890,. Autograph letter signed from August Belmont to Augustin Daly [manuscript], 1882 February. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Rosenstock autograph collection, 1800-1950 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Marble, Manton, 1834-1917. Manton Marble papers, 1838-1916 (bulk 1864-1898). Library of Congress
creatorOf Belmont, August, 1813-1890. Electoral college ballot, 1864. American Jewish Archives
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correspondedWith Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898. person
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associatedWith Belmont, August, 1853-1924. person
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associatedWith Clark, Robert Sterling, 1877-1956. person
correspondedWith Corcoran, W. W. (William Wilson), 1798-1888. person
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associatedWith Hutchings, Stilson, 1838-1912. person
associatedWith Kennedy, John Pendleton, 1795-1870 person
associatedWith Kohler, Max J. (Max James), 1871-1934 person
associatedWith Macy, D. Kingslund person
associatedWith Macy, D. Kingslund. person
associatedWith Mapleson, James Henry, 1830-1901. person
correspondedWith Marble, Manton, 1834-1917. person
correspondedWith Marcy, William L. (William Learned), 1786-1857. person
correspondedWith Morrill, Lot M. (Lot Myrick), 1812-1883. person
associatedWith Morton, Bliss & Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920. person
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associatedWith Robbins, Henry Clay, 1836- person
associatedWith Rosenstock, Fred A., b. 1895 person
correspondedWith Sanders, George N. (George Nicholas), 1848-1890 person
associatedWith Sanford, John, 1851-1939. person
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associatedWith Seward, Clarence A. (Clarence Armstrong), 1828-1897. person
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correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
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associatedWith Willard Hotel (Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
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United States
United States
Europe
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Washington (D.C.)
Hague (Netherlands)
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Editors--Correspondence
Authors, American--19th century--Correspondence
Diplomatic and consular service, American
Conservatories of music
Conservatories of music--New York (State)--New York
Bankers--Correspondence
Bedrooms
Opera--Production and direction
Politicians--New York (State)
Diplomatic and consular service, American--Netherlands
Hotels
Politics, government and public administration
Occupation
Jewish bankers--United States
Bankers
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Birth 1813-12-08

Death 1890-11-24

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